The Brewers Association today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S. (based on 2012 sales volume), and the top of the rankings holds little surprise. Led by its Budweiser and Bud Light brands, Anheuser-Busch (Anheuser-Busch InBev ) is No.1. MillerCoors (Molson Coors ), Pabst Brewing, D.G. Yuengling, and Boston Beer round out the top five. (The complete lists are below this video.)

No. 8 on the overall list -- and third in the craft beer rankings -- is New Belgium Brewing, from Fort Collins, Colo. CEO Kim Jordan was the keynote speaker at the recent Craft Brewers Conference, and our Rex Moore asked her about the overall craft growth picture in the beer industry.

  


Tops in Craft
Boston Beer's Samuel Adams brand helped to redefine beer and kick off the craft beer revolution in the United States. Success breeds competition, though, and while just a few years ago Boston Beer had claim over most of the craft beer shelf, today the field is crowded. Can Boston Beer rise above the rest, or will it be squeezed between small local breweries on one side and global beer giants on the other? To help you decide, we've compiled a premium research report filled with everything you need to know about Boston Beer's risks and opportunities. Just click here now to find out whether Boston Beer is a buy today.

The article The Top Breweries in America originally appeared on Fool.com.

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